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Friday, May 31, 2013

Day 151 (516)

Ohhhhh Friday, sweet Friday!  All student's art pieces back to them.  A giant paint disaster cleaned up.  last of the student art pieces photographed. A lot of stuff cleaned and stored for next year.  SO TIRED except for the constant stream of adrenaline. Tried to drain it by weeding...tried. Feeling tired and a bit (a lot) blue.
On an up note, momma robin has hatched 2 babies! :)
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Day 150 (515)

Still so much to do but I'm seeing a light at the end of the tunnel....
Today's piece was in honor of my sixth graders especially one of my favs.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Day 149 (514)

Another 10 hour day, another overwhelming to-do list.  I pushed through and I think after tomorrow I'll clear the peak.
Today I said goodbye to my 6th graders.  They won't have me next year for art.  They seemed surprised and saddened.  As was I.  This group has grown at their own pace, been at times a major pain or not interested, and yet they have come around and become a group I will miss.
I shall press on.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Day 148 (513)

As my to-do grew exponentially all day, I fought on and made a serious dent.  Hoo ha!
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Day 147 (512)

Good to be home and get some gardening done.  I think today's piece is a cross between Memorial Day tribute meets Liberace.
Peace and fabulousness.

Day 146 (511)

Housesitting my favorite felines so have limited mediums tonight.
Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Day 145 (510)

Really pushed it and got a bunch done today. Maybe a bit too much.
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Day 144 (509)

This day was a day where my to-do list continues to multiply as the big clock in the sky continue to get shorter.  I don't know how I'm going to get it all done.
Today's piece was done with my 4th graders with clay.
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Day 143 (508)

My to-do list seems to multiply by the second! I did get stuff done, including my front window boxes and mowed.  The day seemed to go on and on and then I realized it was 9:00 and I still hadn't done today's creature.  So sadly I kept it simple again.
Peace and fabulousbess.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Day 142 (507)

Tired today woke up at 3am dreaming about lunchroom duty alone with 150 students which will be one of my daily responsibilities this summer. Apparently it's playing out in the back of my mind.
Looking forward to a 3 day weekend.
Keeping today's piece simple.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Day 141 (506)

So nice to see former students and send off an amazing group of 8th graders.  One of the nicest groups to go through our school.  So proud of them
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Day 140 (505)

Monday.  So sad for the people in Oklahoma, especially that school. I can't imagine.  :(  Thoughts and prayers going our to them. 
Peace and fabulousness

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Day 139 (504)

Odd somber inducing day, best part the thunder.
Peace and fabulousness.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Day 138 (503)

Last night Carol Burnett was amazing.  I so heart her.  She's an amazingly talented woman. 
When I got home, I heard 2 guys coming thru the bank owned house next door's yard, at the same time I noticed an extension cord plugged into my house.  I unplugged it, headed into the back sunroom, waiting a couple minutes to make sure the guys went on their way.  All of sudden other teens started filing out of that empty house.  One spotted me and started to yell that they all needed to go, run.
I found out later when talking to one of the many policemen that came out after I called, that a tweet went out to over 500 teens that there was going to be a party in that house! Crazy! I was so happy he called out someone to board up the house and they posted a car outside the house to watch for late party goers.
It all had me unsettled today.  The hard part is to live alone and be alone, not having anyone to talk it all out about. 
It is what it is, isn't it.
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Day 137 (502)

Thanks to our kiddy karnival I had the time to get a lot done today.  Needed a day to get a chance to inventory the art supplies in my classroom, so that when place an order for next year, I can do so more efficiently.  Especially with the limited budget I have.
Can't wait to see Carol Burnett tonight. Love her! Hoping for a good laugh!
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Day 136 (501)

I got a lot of the plants planted tonight , especially after they are predicting rain the next few days.  At one point I took a reading break.  I was on a lawn chair, in the yard next door slept a cat and above a mother robin in her nest.  A nice evening with nature.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

DAY 135 (500!

Frustration, stress, and blah. Did some major garden therapy.  Blah. Blah blah.
All it is is all it is.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Day 134 (499)

Sometimes the loss of self creates invisibility from the eyes of the world.
Peace and fabulousness.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Day 133 (498)

For a Monday, great classes.
Came to realize some things today about my life...
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Day 132 (497)

Happy Mother's Day.
Feel like a massive loser son not seeing Mom today. :(
Peace and not so fabulousness.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Day 131 (496)

Fun and productive day.  Bought lots of plants at the Friend School Plant Sale, which was fun as usual ( except the rude a** ladies who parked their cart next to mine and took some of my plants while I off getting something else. Tsk tsk tsk.) Got to catchup with some friends there which was nice!
Actually got a lot done around the house too!
Today's piece is inspired by all the lovely plants I saw today and hope to be able to plant the ones I bought today before July.
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Day 130 (495)

What an awesome day! Great classes, ready for tomorrow's plant sale, pieces falling into place for summer school and a dream come true beginning steps taken for the fall.
Giddy with excitement.
Peace and fabulousness.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Day 129 (494)

Interesting day, though the classes were pretty awesome.  Just things are things and silence is tough. Sometimes a little garden therapy helps...a bit.
Peace and fabulousness.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Day 128 (493)

Tired.  Can't believe it's only Wednesday.  feels like I spent most of the day living in the future, planning end of school year, how we'll get this library collage mural done in time and fieldtrips for the summer program.  Need a break.
Peace and fabulousness.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Day 127 (492)

Full Tuesday that ended with a great workshop on burglary.
Today's creature almost became a mosquito, but no.
Peace and fabulousness

Monday, May 6, 2013

Day 126 (491)

Day shmay.  Trying to keep it positive.
This evening was beautiful! Talked to mom, did some reading, did a little weeding, but mainly just enjoyed the springiness of it all....
Btw the roller skates were an after thought. :)
Peace and fabulousness.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Day 125 (490)

Congrats on 50 years ECC!
Sunny beautiful to catch up with sis and catch up on some reading.
Tired of feeling stuck, crammed and blah, blah, blah.   Blah.
Peace and fabulousness.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Day 122 (487)

What a day!
Woke up and there was no snow instead of the 6-9 inches they said was coming!!!  : )
The second graders were mello and we jammed out to Elvis (the one song of his I like) as they cleaned up.
My 3rd graders were on task.
My first set of kindergarteners discussed boobs.
The 1st graders were being....what?  Boobs?  yes boobs. It's such a funny sounding word and to hear little kids saying it so casually was hilarious!!
 We were working on drawing realistic looking Mona Lisa's and then they added their own twist, like her holding a puppy or a unique back ground.  One boy (not trying to be funny) gave her breasts.  He then said out loud " oh, I need to color her boobs".  From there the conversation went on.... It was so funny because they were discussion them like they might discuss cookies or a TV show.  
The 1st graders were so on task and creative today.  They were making baby birds for a picture we were doing.  They were adding 3D beaks, cool eyes, clothes, etc....
Days like this is why I love doing art with kids.
Peace and fabulousness

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Day 121 (486)

Woke up soooo early this morning, not on purpose.
Snow tonight
Peace and fabulousness.